Homemade Crispy Pepper Kela Wafers

As a kid, I always use to follow my Elder sister. She was my Ideal and I used to copy her in almost everything like clothing, preference for food, music, and even T.V. programs. Banana chips was one of her favourite and mine too…. We used to stay in Old Delhi and the local shops used to sell only Potato chips. My sister's best friend in school was from Bangalore and she used to bring banana chips with her while coming back after holidays and this was the only way to get banana chips. I guess it was for this reason, we used to crave for it. Later as we grew up and went to college this craze for chips was lost but even today when I eat Banana chips, I feel nostalgic. Now we easily get Banana chips in Food stores at super markets but just to recall my old days, I often make it at home and share it with my sister. Today I am sharing this secret with you

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Padmini Mallik's Secret Indian Recipe !

Preparation Time: 
1 day
Cooking Time: 
20 Min


Kaccha kela ( Raw Banana) - 10 nos
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tablespoon
Black pepper powder - 1/2 tablespoon
Rock salt - 1/2 tablespoon
Oil for frying (Appox 1 cup)
Peel the raw banans and then slice them thinly.
Boil 4 cups of water along with turmeric powder and then put the sliced raw Bananas into them. Let it rest for a mintue and then drain the excess water.
Spread the blanched Bananas over a thin sheet of paper or kitchen towel to absob excess water.
Heat oil in a pan for frying the wafers on medium heat.
Put the banana slices in batches and frying on low heat for about a mintue or till they become crispy.
Take out and keep on tissue paper.
Once all the wafers have been fried, sprinkle black salt and black pepper powder and serve.
Banana wafers can be stored for a month in air tight containers.